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Lupus is an inflammatory, chronic, autoimmune disease; it affects the connective tissue and blood. There are two kinds of lupus. SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus) this one is very serious and can be fatal. This is a condition that affects the body’s organs in addition to the above-mentioned connective tissue and blood. DLE (discoid lupus erythematosus) this affects the exposed areas of the skin mostly, and may sometimes affect the joints. 5 scenarios where claiming Social Security early is a terrible move article.

The symptoms of lupus can vary and do according to the severity of the illness and the affected organs, if any. SLE, the more serious type, can occur suddenly. It will seem like a very bad infection accompanied with a fever. It can also appear slowly sometimes over years. 

As the effects can come on slowly with random episodes of fatigue and fever, soreness in joints or what appear to be growing pains in children; it can eventually deform the joints and cause muscular contraction.Cardiovascular Toxicity checkthat

Some of the more common symptoms are rashes on the upper chest, elbows, neck and/or face. With DLE, the rash will begin with a red color, it will be circular may be thickened in areas and can also leave scars and occurs mostly on the scalp and face. It can also cause hair loss. There is a characteristic “butterfly-shaped” rash that is found with SLE, and this is found on the bridge of the nose and the cheeks. These rashes do not cause scarring or permanent hair loss.

A few other symptoms are ulcers on the mouth and nose. A swelling of the fingers and hands along with a sensitivity to light, pericarditis which is an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, an iron deficiency, kidney disorders, anemia, pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and high blood pressure. In children it is not unusual to see swollen lymph nodes.

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